Bernie Sanders did a town hall event with FOX News this week. The event had a lot of crazy left-wing moments but one in particular stood out.
Bernie was asked about prisoners and voting and defended the idea of even allowing rapists and murderers to vote.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Sanders: Murderers Shouldn’t Lose Voting Rights Because They Are ‘Paying the Price’ in Prison
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Monday said murderers and rapists shouldn’t lose their voting rights because they are already “paying the price” in prison.
Sanders participated in a Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pa., where he was asked by host Martha MacCallum whether he believed rapists and murderers should have the right to vote from prison.
“Good question. In my state, I recently researched this. It turns out that in our Constitution in the state of Vermont for hundreds of years everybody has the right to vote, okay?” Sanders said. “I think you make this division, if somebody does something terrible, they’re a rapist or a murderer we send them away.
Sometimes we send them away for life, but I also think that integral to who we are as Americans no matter what kind of terrible things you did, you’re paying the price. Maybe you’re in jail for the rest of your life, but you have the right to vote.”
Sanders then shifted his response to talking about the “cowardly Republican governors” and how he believes they are trying to “suppress the vote,” saying they are making it harder for people of color, poor people, and young people to vote. He then said that he doesn’t like it when politicians start pointing to different crimes and using them to keep people from voting.
Watch the video:
Bernie was also asked about housing for illegals at the border and got flamed by lefties for his response.
Watch the video and then scroll down for responses:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 15, 2019
What on earth is Bernie doing floating more detention centers on the border? Just process people and release them like we’ve always done
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) April 15, 2019
Well, that's literally the ONLY reason I had resigned myself for holding my nose and voting for this left-wing trump replica. I have no reason to do so now. That solidifies it for me.
— OUFENIX (D) (@oufenix) April 16, 2019
This is unacceptable
— c'estlavie (@cestlavieinus) April 16, 2019
Same old crazy Bernie!